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RISUD EXCO member proposes Guangdong–Hong Kong collaboration on renewable energy development towards “double carbon” goals

Ir Prof. YANG Hongxing, Executive Committee Member of RISUD, Member of the Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Research Institute for Smart Energy (RISE) and Professor in the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE) of PolyU, suggested Hong Kong to collaborate with Guangdong on renewable energy development, including constructing offshore wind energy generator facilities and investing in photovoltaic power projects in Guangdong, at the 2nd Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao–Greater Bay Area New Energy Industry International Summit Forum held on 1 March 2023. Online coverage: Ta Kung Pao - (Chinese Only) Wen Wei Po - (Chinese Only) - (Chinese Only) China News Service - (Chinese Only)

10 Mar, 2023


RISUD member was Elected as Vice President of the International CIE and Chairman of CIE Hong Kong

Congratulation to Dr Wei Minchen Tommy, RISUD member, has been elected as the Vice President of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and the Chairman of CIE Hong Kong. Dr. Wei's election to this esteemed position is a testament to his knowledge and commitment to the lighting industry. His involvement in growth of light and related subjects, especially in international lighting standardization and recommendations.

27 Feb, 2023


RISUD Director recognised as Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES)

Congratulations to Prof. LI Xiangdong, Director of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD), Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment, Chair Professor of Environmental Science and Technology, for being elected as 2022 Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES). HKAES is a professional engineering organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to serving Hong Kong, Mainland China and the region with top-quality engineering expertise. Fellows come from various engineering disciplines and are recognised leaders of the profession with distinguished achievements in engineering sciences or applications. Only up to eight Fellows may be elected annually by their peers for their personal achievements of exceptional merit and distinction.  Full list of Fellow of 2022:

15 Feb, 2023


RISUD member appointed as Non-official Member of Urban Forestry Advisory Panel of Development Bureau

Sr Prof. Charles WONG Man-sing, Member of the RISUD and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment, has been appointed as the Member of Urban Forestry Advisory Panel (UFAP) of the Development Bureau (DEVB) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for a term of two years from 1 January 2023. Appointed by the Secretary for Development, members of the UFAP advise the DEVB on management strategies and applied research and development in respect of urban forestry, as well as positive capacity building initiatives for the arboriculture and horticulture industry. The official Press Release from the HKSAR Government:

8 Feb, 2023


Three RISUD scholars awarded RGC Collaborative Research Fund

The Research Grant Committee (RGC) announced the funding results of RGC Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2022/23. Three research projects led by RISUD members, Prof DAI Jian-guo, Prof LI Xiang-dong and Dr H.F. DUAN, received a total of more than HK$18 million in funding. Congratulations to Prof. DAI, Prof. LI and Dr DUAN!    Research project Project Coordinator (PC) Amount awarded Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG) Subambient Daytime Radiative Cooling Coating for Energy-Efficient Building Envelope Prof DAI Jian-guo Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - in collaboration with CityU, HKU HK$5,384,413 Transmission of antimicrobial resistance from hotspot sources to occupational populations and urban communities Prof LI Xiang-dong Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - in collaboration with CityU, HKU HK$8,709,120 Young Collaborative Research Grant (YCRG) Coastal Urban Flooding under Climate Change: Evolution Mechanisms and Intelligent Analysis Dr DUAN Huan-feng Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - in collaboration with HKUST, HKU HK$4,133,507   For more details, please click here. 

20 Jan, 2023


RISUD member appointed as a member of Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE)

Congratulation to Prof. Dan Tsang, RISUD member, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE). The Council plays a pivotal role in reviewing the state of the environment in Hong Kong, as well as advising the Government, through the Secretary for Environment and Ecology, on appropriate measures which might be taken to combat pollution of all kinds, and to protect and sustain the environment.

9 Jan, 2023


Green Tech Fund supports RISUD member's project on mitigation of traffic-related air pollution

The Green Tech Fund approved a HK$5.56 million grant to Prof LEE Shuncheng, group leader of RISUD, to conduct research on the “Development of nanotechnology-based hybrid air cleaning system towards green transport.” The research aims at reducing multiple traffic related air pollutants in semi-confined Hong Kong's Public Transport Interchanges (PTI), without influencing traffic flow or modification of original infrastructures. This project develops a nanotechnology-based hybrid regenerable air cleaning system (RACS) by adapting advanced technologies such as active sampling system, green energy, novel air cleaning modules designed by the PolyU team. The as-designed RACS will be applied to remove traffic-related emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), fine suspended particulates (PM2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and ozone (O3) in selected PTI in Hong Kong. The well-designed RACS is portable and could be tailored to various micro urban environments. It will first conduct field test at selected PTI in Hong Kong, and then expand for potential application in areas with dense traffic emissions such as closed street canyons, train stations, runways, customs ports, car parks, taxi stands, tunnel, airport, etc. The expected deliverables of this 24-months project will enable efficient mitigation of traffic-related air pollution, supporting the Hong Kong Government to realise green transportation and create a more liveable environment under the Hong Kong Clean Air Plan 2035.

23 Dec, 2022

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Dr Anh-Tu NGUYEN ends his visit at RISUD

Dr Anh-Tu NGUYEN has been an Associate Professor with INSA Hauts-de-France, Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France and a researcher at the LAMIH laboratory, Valenciennes, France since 2018. Dr. Nguyen is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the IFAC journal Control Engineering Practice, the IET Journal of Engineering, the SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH, the Springer Automotive Innovation, and a Guest Editor for special issues in various international journals. Dr. Nguyen's research interests include robust control and estimation, cybernetics control systems, human-machine shared control with a strong emphasis on mechatronics applications. During his visit, Dr NGUYEN worked closely with his coordinator, Dr Hailong HUANG  for idea exchanges. This visit is supported by RISUD International Visiting Scholar Programme, which aims to encourage academic exchange between RISUD members and oversea collaborators.  

22 Dec, 2022


RISUD member elected as fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Congratulations to Prof. Dan Tsang, member of RISUD, who had been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Fellow will have demonstrated they hold senior responsibilities, have strategic influence within the sector or have made outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences or to the advancement of the profession.

21 Dec, 2022


RISUD member won the Judges Commendation of the Award for Research and Science

Congratulation to Prof. GUO Hai for winning the highly competitive Judges Commendation of the Award for Research and Science issued by the Australia China Alumni Association.

16 Dec, 2022

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